The Things I Do



  1. 1. I’m much too young to go abroad

    To teach and preach the word of God,

    But I can show I know it’s true,

    Quite simply, by the things I do.

  2. 2. The people in my neighborhood

    Will judge the gospel bad or good

    By how I act at work and play,

    And not just on the Sabbath day.

  3. 3. I’ll take my friends to church with me,

    Where I will act with dignity.

    My rev’rence and my happy face

    Will tell them it’s a sacred place.

  4. 4. In ev’rything I do they’ll see

    I am what I profess to be.

    Then when the elders find their door,

    they’ll say, “Come in and tell us more.”

Words: L. Clair Likes, 1908–1998. © 1975 IRI

Music: Vanja Y. Watkins, b. 1938. © 1975 IRI